This Week 2019-May-27 The Quest for the Ultimate Chip

It was the seventh year of the darkening, and only the most daring of the diggers ever showed their heads above ground into the ‘above’. But as it ever was with the darkening, the Tunnel Lord grew restless; the taste of the potato was gnawing away in the back of the mind and all thought that would normally be used for ruling the tunnels had been turned to crunchy potato delicacies.
It appears that the Tunnels would not return to normal until the brave chip crews could be formed and sent out into the ‘above’ to bring back the crispy golden treasures that would sate the Tunnel Lord’s appetite.
It was the time of the Quest for the Ultimate Chip!

Our chip crews shall be formed, given enough financial reserves from the Tunnel coffers and sent out to return with the “Ultimate Chip”. These will not be cold but hot; not soggy, but perfectly crisp. They will not be white, brown nor black – but golden. They will not taste of carrot, pumpkin or turnip; but gloriously of potato!

Bring your wet weather gear, I hear the ‘above’ suffers from an inclemency spoken of as ‘rain’.

MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by:Chloe/Darren

Hot Chips Survey.
The objective of this evening is to survey and score hot chips in Eltham. Venturers will mark on a map the location of Hot Chip shops within Eltham. Discussions regarding which shops to use should probably occur in the web comments and on Facebook so that you are ready to roll at 7:30pm Tuesday.
Venturers will then walk around the local area as a group, purchasing ‘minimum chips’ from each identified shop, then proceed to score the purchase.

The Hot Chips will be tested for the following factors and scored out of 100 points:

[ _ /10] Taste : Is it Tasty?
[ _ /10] Crunchiness : Is it Crunchy?
[ _ /10] Temperature : Is it warm enough to eat? Or was it cold when served?
[ _ /10] Texture : Is the Texture great for biting into?
[ _ /10] Bounce : Does it Bounce? Drop it on the floor and check!
[ _ /10] Colour : Does it look gold colour? Or too white?
[ _ /10] Firmness : Is it Firm enough or is it too soggy?
[ _ /10] Smell : Smell like the real thing?
[ _ /10] Salt Content : Just the right amount of salt, or too salty?
[ _ /10] Value for Money : Good value or too expensive?

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This Week 2019-May-20 Vocations #2 – The interview

Vocations (Venturer Award Level)
Encourage investigation of some aspects of employment opportunities enabling Venturer Scouts to better understand the roles and responsibilities in a range of vocations.

1. Prepare a personal resume to present to, and discuss with, at least two employers. Where possible, one employer should be from a major business and the other a small local business. The resume should include a covering letter which would be relevant should a written application be required. A request should be made to the interviewer to do a short report on the presentation of the interview held. This report to be brought back and discussed at Unit level.

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MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Ben / Llewellyn

job-application

Pick TWO (2) of the job advertisements listed below, prepare job applications and resumes that suit the positions. The resume should include a relevant covering letter.
Bring along the applications and be prepared for interviews on Tuesday night (remember the interview tips we worked through on our CV night).

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This Week 2019-May-14 Muffins in the Sky night

The “Pizza on the Roof” / “Pie in the Sky” Venture activity uses climbing gear as the activities most closely related for risk management are crate stacking, high/low ropes, and other working at height type activities. Because we have the ‘suspended table’ the rope use is more of a rigging exercise than found in most traditional climbing activities. Climbing equipment is used because it has a known load rating and life cycle management. (In some cases recovery equipment may be used for anchors).

Please be in uniform and bring
• $5.00 if you want to have muffins and a drink.
• $15.00 for those who have not paid their term fees.

Time to hang the tables and chairs from the roof and eat some muffins!

MEET: at the hall at 7:00 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 10:00 pm ( depending on how long it takes to remove the rig and pack the gear away )
Organised by: Tori / Darren

To allow for the Unit to rig the tables and benches in a single night, it is best for all Venturers to familiarize themselves with the objective.
Working out where each of the ropes is used and how they are attached, and the general positioning of the table and benches when they are in the air.

Gear:
6 x Wide Oval 8mm Malions {attach to anchor points}
12 x Steel locking Carabiners
4 x 30m Static 7mm⌀ rope
8 x 20m Static 8mm⌀ rope
4 x 3m 10mm⌀ cow’s tails/lanyards
10 x climbing harness
10 x climbing helmets
2 x 60m dynamic 10mm⌀ single climbing rope
2 x Petzl rescue pulleys
16 x 120cm sewn slings

See the image below for where each of the different diameter (⌀) ropes are used.

Previous editions:
* 2017-Mar-28 Pizza on the Roof
* 2014-Nov-11 Up in the Air (Venturers) [Crate Stacking]
* 2014-05-13 Pie in the Sky (Venturers)
* 2013-07-23 Pizza on the Roof
* 2012-05-01 Venturers ‘in the Sky’

This Week 2019-May-07 Vocations #1 – The CV

❝ CV, Curriculum vitae, a summary of academic and professional history and achievements. In some countries a CV is the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment. ❞

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MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Ben / Llewellyn

Vocations (Venturer Award Level)
Encourage investigation of some aspects of employment opportunities enabling Venturer Scouts to better understand the roles and responsibilities in a range of vocations.

1. Prepare a personal resume to present to, and discuss with, at least two employers. Where possible, one employer should be from a major business and the other a small local business. The resume should include a covering letter which would be relevant should a written application be required. A request should be made to the interviewer to do a short report on the presentation of the interview held. This report to be brought back and discussed at Unit level.

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This Week 2019-Apr-30 Nillumbik Shire Council Meeting

Citizenship

VA CITIZENSHIP:
2. Attend a meeting of a Local Council or a Court of Law in session and report to the Unit on the issues covered.

This week we are off to the Nillumbik Shire Ordinary Council Meeting starting at 7:30pm at the Civic Centre. The Agenda and related documents are available online.

MEETING START: arrive early enough to be seated at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Greensborough

After the Council Meeting we will head to La Porchetta, Greensborough and discuss the session as a Unit so bring along some cash for a coffee and a snack. This is a great chance to get another citizenship activity signed off.

MEETING CLOSE: 9:30pm / 10:00pm
LOCATION: La Porchetta, Main Street, Greensborough VIC

This Week 2019-Apr-23 Tent Surfing

This week we will be “Tent Surfing”, this involves setting up a dome tent with your ‘team’ and taking a photo before moving onto the next place. The idea is to gain as many of the funniest photos possible in the weirdest places.

Bring a torch, a digital camera (or phone with a camera function).

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MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Robert/Darren

This Week 2019-Apr-02 Swimming


🏊‍♂️ This week the plan is to go swimming the Eltham Leisure Centre pool, 40 Brougham Street, Eltham VIC 3095. Bring clothing suitable for swimming & your scarf.

Meet at the Pool 7:30pm
Finish at the Pool 9:30 pm.

Adult Swim: $7.50
Child/Concession Swim: $6.00

If you do not have a CareMonkey profile, please bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record [PDF]

Organised by: Tori / Carmen

Did you know?
* Drowning Reports – Royal Life Saving